On a planimetric level the house consists of a single pentagonal volume and its internal division is simple, but not at all trivial. In addition, the fireplace, the stairs and the bathroom gave the architects the opportunity to climb upwards with central structures, designed to help support the peripheral ones and the roof. All this aims to materialise the original volumetric idea conceived by NU Architectuur: a series of joists that follow the pentagonal shape of the external walls, with one of the five consisting of a large vertical window open towards the countryside and reflecting on the internal spaces, while the other four constitute the most rigid part of the overall system. Made of blackened wood with vertical slats, two of the latter culminate at the cusp, while the others remain rectangular. A clever geometric game that gave architects the opportunity to design the large sheet metal roof, giving the impression that the entire volumetric system has been faceted to reach upwards.
Location: Landskouter, Belgium
Stability: Studiebureau Engitop
Realisation: PUUR bouwen
NU Team: Karel Verdonck, Saar Tilleman, Halewijn LievensCsa